Lil Wayne Pressured To Pull Scene From Music Video Following Colorado Shooting
Lil Wayne has a bit of a dilemma on his hands, and it's all thanks to his music video for the Big Sean assisted track, “My Homies Still.” The music video, set in a strange section of suburbia, which just happens to house a pink elephant and a man dressed as a panda bear, features a scene reminiscent of the shooting tragedy in Colorado, last Friday (July 20).
The scene nears the end of the video, and finds Weezy, members of his YMCMB crew, his teenage daughter, and other youngsters in a movie theater surrounded by skeletons. In light of the lives that were lost during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, many are calling for the father of four to remove the scene.
The video's director, Parris, took to Twitter to address the chatter, responding to a fan inquiry asking him if he felt that the scene was “eerie” given the shooting rampage. “Not at all,” he wrote. “It's just sad that people try an associate a tragedy to a music video that was created by having fun nothing.”
In his defense, the video was shot well before the tragedy in Colorado. Also the movie theater scene is in line with all the other bizarre sections of the video, which also show the 29-year-old and Sean as main courses of a sit down dinner.
Wayne has yet to respond to public outcry, but should he really have to cut the scene?
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